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THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NE? IT
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WE
TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL. 26. No. 96.
MONROE, N. C FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
J. C. AUSTIN FRUSTRATES
AN ATTEMPTAT ROBBERY
Thm Men In the Ibwul Tried to Stop
Him a lie wast PuMng the
B. A. MAKSII IS IX HOSPITAL
Maishvtlle. Jan. 6. Mr. J. C. Aus
tin was relating a rather thrilling
fctory on the streets the other day.
Theie are Just two kinds of stories
that always would make our hair be
gin to tise and the excited shivers
creep up aud down our back-bone;
one 1 a pood, rousing ghost story,
and the other an attempted robbery.
Mr. Austin's story conies under the
last meirloncd head aud is a real
thriller. It goes like ihls: Mr. Aus
tin was returning from Monroe a few
night a no In his big touring car.
When he entered a certain- woodsy
stretch along the road, he saw three
hicu's forms, one on each side and
one in the middle of the road. The
center man raised his hand for Mr.
Austin to stop, but, his suspicions
Immediately aroused, Mr. Austin
Calmly stepped upon the '"feed"' of
his high powered car and was leav
ing the scene in short order. Two
of the supposed highwaymen were so
reluctant to see his speedy departure
that they closed in on the car close
enough to get hit; whether seriously
hurt or not Mr. Austin did not slop
to find out. In fact his presence of
liiliid in not stopping at all probably
eared hiii Iroiu being relieved of his
car or probably everything he had
with hi hi. When such occurrences
begin to happen so close home It be
gins in make one feel decidedly un
comfortable. Mi. uml Mrs. M. II. Perry of
Georgia arrived Wednesday night to
visit their daughter, Mis. John Belk.
Mis. Delk had not seen her parents
In five yeftrs.
Mr. A usi In in lliiltlinoi-e Hospital.
Rev. A. Marsh. Mr. E. E. Marsh
pud Mrs. Roy A. Marsh left Wednes
day n I m h t for Baltimore to be with
Mr. R. A. Marsh who Is in Johns
Hopkins to undergo an operation the
last ol tht week, lor growing tissue
In the back of Ills head. Mr. Hurd
Davis tf Iladin is in (he same hos
pital for trtatmeut, going at the
same time Mr. Marsh did. Their
friends hope to have encouraging
litws from them soon.
Mis. Ill ah am Hearon entertained
the Book Club Wednesday afternoon.
An enjoyable contest furnished
amusement and resulted in Mrs. L. E.
Huggins wining the prize. A delici
ous sweet course was served.
Mrs. Irene Marsh has returned
from Kaleigh where she visited her
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Little. Mrf.
Marsh has been confined to the house
with cold since her return.
The young people of the Methodist
missionary society will give a box
vupper on Friday evening at the Tres
byter!an church. Al young people
of the town are Invited and the girls
are asked to bring boxes. Home
mad? candy v. ill also bo sold.
We are sending In lather a news
less vaiiely of news loiter to-day, but
we have been busy nursing a case of
flu in our family since Monday, so
hnve not been able to go news gath
ering. However, our patient is nearly
able t j up up now, as If anything In
terest in: happens in town before our
next letter we shall try to get up
"Aunt .Millie" mid "Minx. Letlie."
May we say that we have been
made very happy lately by some nice
littie things said about "Aunt Millie"
and "Miss Let tie;" there is nothing
in the world can make us feel betier
than to have a good word said for
some of our little efforts and we want
those good friends who have been
bo kind as to express themselves to
know that we appreciate their ap
proval more than we can say! We
have also had some puzzled inquires
as to who "Aunt Millie" and "Miss
Lettie" are. We wish we could tell
you that they are real flesh and blood
real tire; well they are !
.Haven't you met them somewhere?
You probably knew them by other
names, but their mission In life was
Just the same. However, these gen
tle little ladies whom we told you
about, exist In a little dream world
of our own, and we summoned them
on this occasion to see If we could
pass a bit of their cheer along to
brighten the world. We are happy
indeed to know that some of you
folks liked them. We received a mes
sage irom one kind, gentleman yes
terday whom we have never seen, to
write some more of those things!"
Well, whatever the Editor says about
Mirhlllo Honor Holl.
The following pupils of the Marsh
vllle school made the honor roll for
the fourth month:
First' grade Lll Kirk Hoggin.
Harold White. Max Harrell. Roy Hart
gett. Sara Austin, Ruby Griffin, Loyd
Second grade. Sllnson Williams,
Olln Whlteuer, Hubert Strawn. Her
man Mo.ire Glenn Moore, Nell Grrof
fin, Sarah Broadaway, Ruth Bailey,
Third grade Kale Thomas. Wil
lie Dean. Bright Bailey, Ruth Black.
Mae Tucker. Wallace Harrell. EII
Btvens, Shelton Hollmon, Virginia
Fourth grade. -Kenneth Caddy,
Frank Richardson, Mae Newsom,
Josephine Sturdlvant, Buena Brewer,
Edmund Thoma? '
Fifth grade. Helena Whlteuer,
Iluth Hasiy. Ruth. Blair, Evelyn
"BALAAM" SET BEAK TRAP
TO APPREHEND COAL THIEF
Man, While Stealing Fuel. Is Oiuglit
In Fierce Jaw, But Makes Good
Scores and scores of years have
passed since a bear roamed the woods
of Union county, yet there lives a
man in this vicinity who bears scars
made by the teeth of a ferocious-
looklng bear trap. His name? That's
what Balaam Lyles, colored, the own
er of ihe trip, wculd like to know.
For some time Balaam, who works
at the ice plant, has been missing
coal. Determined to put a stop to the
thievery, he procured a bear trap
one of those great jawed-affairs, with
teeth larger than those of any ani
mal and set it near his coal pile.
That was last Sunday evening.
Not expecting a visit from the thief
until after church, Balaam tied the
rope around a plank protuding from
(be floor of his house, intending to
make It more secure when he re
turned from the Sunday evening
The thief, noting that Balaam's
home was enshrouded in darkness.
and probably thinking that the fam
ily had retired, proceeded to Ihe coal
pile, where he was in the act of gel
tin a load of tne fuel when the ter
rible jaws of the trap clamped down
on some part of his body. There
was a yell; and Balaam, his church
having "let out," got home Just In
time to see the figure of a man re
treating towards the woods, with the
trap jangling from his body.
Balaam believes the trap caught
the man on the arm, and that a piece
of coal in his hand lessened the force
of (he blow. Had Ihe trap caught
the man airly on (he leg, or the
arm, It would have almost knocked
him senseless, as its spring is very
Nor would the man have escaped
had the trap been secured!- fastened
to one of the pillars of the house in
stead of to a small plank, which the
mail carried off with bint in making
his escape. Whoever the man was,
he has had a narrow escape; and
hereafter, when he Is in need of fuel,
he will find it a better plan to po to
(he woods, where he is not likely to
find pitfalls of this sort.
HOLDING MOVEMENT HAS
SAVED SOUTH MILLIONS
. :i of
.-. . .-ar
Cotton Men Say St u pie Would He
Selling for Seven rents Had It Not
Keen for Cotton Association.
By T. J. V. BROOM.
We are In receipt of a letter from
a man who attended the Memphis
convention December 7th and 8lh. In
this letter we get tho information
that tho leading cotton men of the
South, men who handle cotton by the
hundreds of thousands of bales, made
the s(atement at that convention that
but for the holding movement, cot
ton would be selling Tor seven cents,
aud that should -the cotton growers
plant and produce in 11)1 as much
cotton ns va produced i l 1920, cot
ton would sell at three . :dx cents
next fall. Thii letter informs
us (hat accord. .ig lo (he . ...omenta
of the best in tunned n
South we will t:iter the h:..,
son next !:'.ll with a nine nlll!..
surplus of cotton, am! that a t.
more than six millions bak's tl...
will mean calamity greater th.:
arc now experiencing.
The ci nvention s.,. Memphis
called by the banker Of t lie Sor.h
wesl for (he purpose ( f devising v;t'3
and means of saving the South f
financial bankruptry. After consid
eiiiig nil the factors Involved in the
cotton l ratio this convention reroiu
niondr that each cotton grower, land
lord and tenant, plant not more than
one-third the cultivated area -of the
farm to cotton, and the balance of
the farm to food, feed, forage, soil-
building crops, and pasture.
We believe that Ihls Is the best
plan that has yet been evolved for
the reduction of acreage, and one
thai should. meet the hearty approba
tion of the farmers of this county.
We now have scores of farmers in
the rout ty who have for years been
conducting their farm operations
within the bounds of this plan, and
be it said to the credit of the plan
these fanners are prosperous.
The cotton growers of Ihe State
are called lo meet in conference in
Kaleigh next Thursday, 13th, at ten
o'clock, for the purpose of consider
ing matters of vital interest to ihe
farmers. Secretary Meredith, ex-gov
ernor Manning, of South Carolina,
and Mr. Sapiro, attorney, for the co-
operative association of California
will be there. We would like to sea
a large delegation of farmers attend
this meeting from this couiitv. In
order to be In at the opening it will
be necessary to go down on Wednes
day. The tobacco growers of the
State will meet for conference on
Wednesday. Farmers going from this
county can go on the early morning
train and reach Raleigh about twelve
o'clock, or the train from Ruther
fordton to Raleigh, which passes
Monroe at 10.60 a. in., or on the
evening train, which leaves Monroe
at fix o'clock.
Continued on Page 8,
Price Offers To Sell His Farm
Land At Its Assessed Valuation
Former State Senator Demands Relief From What He
Terms Oppressive Tax Rate; Issues Call for Mass
Meeting to Considea Roads and Cotton
By J. N. TRICE.
I may be a little too premature.
but I am of the candid opinion that
there should be a mass meeting called
for the people of Union county to
assemble in (he court house in Mon
roe to discuss some vital questions
that are now and will effect every
person In ihe county. The legislature
is now in session and our represen
tatives should have explicit instruc
tions as to what to do with the re
valuation act and the county road j
proposition. These are two questions
of a public nature that should have
Immediate attention. Then another
most important matter that affects
every one Is the cotton acreage prop
osition. Of course, this last one does
not concern our representatives in
the legislature but it concerns us as
citizens aud there should be some
definite action taken along this line.
I would lke to see a mass meeting
held in Monroe in which every one
could be present or at least every
shade of occupation represented and
discuss these questions and formu
late plans and determine upon a def
inite course of action. These ques
tions have been thoroughly discuss
ed almost by every one. While the
discussion has not been of a public
nature, yet nl most every citizen has
discussed these questions in private
i lid in groups until every one is In
terested more or less and could make
suggestions (hat would help materi
ally in getting at a right conclusion.
.Must Ho(liu-t'(tloii Acreage.
As to cotton I will Just simply say
that we all know, both the farmer
and business man, that the acreage
must be reduced. This is a fact we all
admit and needs no discussion. Ihe
question is how shall this be done. I
want to see the farmer, business
man, merchant and banker get to
gether anl decide upon a ourse.
Let Union county take a stand re-
nrdless of what any other county In
the state or south for that matter
does. It Is Union county that 1 am
concerned, about Jkt ihls tiii. At thi
lime the bankers are in position to
help very materially In this matter,
In fact, I believe they can control the
As to Revaluation.
Now, aa to the revaluation act, I
will say that this has also been
discussed to tho fullest. A great ma
jority of the land owners of the coun
ty have felt the hand of oppression.
In some cases the taxes have been
doubled or almost so. My tax for
1920 was alost double. This increase
t as put upon the land. I would be
g..'.d (o sell my land for what It is
ass ssed at. Vou take the man with
personal property alone and his taxes
aiv Materially reduced, and all this
reduction on personal property plac
ed upon land together with 10 per
.er.t increase. I like the idea aud be
lieve that all property of every kind
sboulu be place upon the tax books
at its true cash value. But the trou
ble Is that this has not been done.
Laud was assetsed at an Inflated or
rather fictitious value. In 11)10 I
paid my tax with one bale of co'-on.
In 1920 It took five bales of cotton
I had no more property in 1920 than
I bad in 1919. The system la all
right, but land has not been properly
assessed. The State Tax Commission
realizes thU fact and calls for a rem
edy. They recommend the calling
together of county boards to remedy
the evil. I think' It would be better
for the county commissioners to have
full power to correct the assessment.
I think it would be less expensive.
BvKr us from any more uch ex
penses as we have Just passej
through in getiing our junk on (he
(ax books and i hen a lot of the land
unfairly assess 1 and will have to be
assessed over again. I do w ish some
body would get up the total cost of
listing the land and personal prop
erty in Union county for the year
1310 and then ge( up the total cost
for 1)16 and s the difference and
have aame published. Mr. Mike
Lone, can't you do this? Land own
ei of Union county, let's get togeth
er and do something. I believe our
representatives will listen to the voice
of the people. I hope Governor Birk
ett'aeea the handwriting on the wall
and will recommend some relief at
tast in his message to the General
J KimuIi loo Costly.
Mr. Editor, the (hlrd matter which
should have aUention is (he road
pioposit ion. I ai.i almost afraid to
mention this, for I know there will
be niany curses and a great many of
ouripeople will lose nights of sleep
in thinking what has been done and
whaj should be done to get ourselves
out tif our trouble. Evervbody is up
on the road proposition. Our bond
issue of one-half million is gone.
What have we got in return? What
I mean U it a paying proposition for
lh V'asses? Will someone figure
out ud tell me how many millions of
bond will It take to give us good
roads in Union county at the present
cost '.of building them? I claim the
present system of building roads is
too expensive. The county unit is
too large. The township unit is the
proper unit and is plenty large. The
present eystem is loo top heavy.
Wants M.tss Meeting Called.
We as (ax paters cannot afford to
stand idly by and see Ihe count y
bankrupt. We must take action. I
Khali; oppose any further bond issue
u ndej4A present ayateau X.Ji
never In all my life heard anything
condemned as much as the present
system of road making. Vou can
hear all kinds of expressions. Why
just today one of our nrost promi
nent citizens who just cajne from
town, when asked about the road
matter, exclaimed, "Haven't they
played h 1?" Another when asked
said, "Don't it beat the d 1?"
This is just a sample of the many
expressions that I dally hear from
the people. Where is Sheriff Griffith
that he does not spenk out In meet
ing? He certainly can see tho thing
won't work. We can't hardly af
ford to stop, but can we go on with
the present system. Let's get to
gether and decide upon a definite
plan and then give o.ir representa
tives implicit instruction. Who shall
can inis meeting! 1 suggest that a
dozen or more citizens make the call
and to issue the call at once making
Monday, the I'll inst., the day and
calling upon every citizen to attend
the meeting. I believe you will see
one of the largest mass meetings that
eer assembled In the county. We
would want farmers, bankers, mer
chants and men of every occupation
to meet together and then draft a
bill d what they want and send to
their representatives. Won't vou.
Mr. Kditor, take the lead and have
this meeting called. We must n.-t
It is imperative that we should do
STACK PREDICTS COTTON
WILL BRING TWKN'TV I F.N I
Tlie IW-ar Movement, He -)s H
spent lis Force, ami lii-tivnl .f
Trade Is Imminent.
Cotton will be bringing twenty
cents a pound within the i.ext few
mouths in the opinion of Mr. J. E.
Stack, dean of the Monro, cotton
buyers. In a statement to The Jour
nal, he said:
"In my opinion cotton has reached
the bottom, and better prices are (o
be expected. While it fonl'sh to
anticipate loriy-cint rinii it -s vy
probable that the stapli will reach
the twenty-cent mark in a vny few
"The New York ou'iot f xc'iangc is
largely responsible f-r ll.- present
low p.ice of cotton. Cr speculative
put poses J be t.aderj on ilu r.vchai.e
have 'beared' the lej'K-t tor ihe
past four months, taking full advan
tage of the poor trade conditions and
'tight' money. They have held full
sway. Thrf few who had courage to
buck (he solid wall of the bear clique
have been promptly snowed under.
"To all appearances the bear move
ment has now spent Us force. A re
vival of trade is imminent ami as
Irade conditions improve, money will
gel more plentiful.
"Union county farmers should not
be discouraged. We have faced simi
lar period of depressions before, and
have come out with flying colors.
This year more foodstuffs were raised
than ever before, and with the many
labor-saviui; farm implements, which
were purchased last year, and with
courage and hard work our people
will be in good shape by the end of
this year, and will again be ready to
enter the automobile business."
MONROE (iUADFD SCHOOL NOTES
FALLS FROM 14-FOOT SCAFFOLD
What a bloselngf it Is (hat wo have
Christmas at least once In a year. We
men notice a wonderful Improvement
about this lime of the year In the
manner in which our buttons are
swwed on, and our sox darned, and
all of the other little attentions we
like so well. It works.
When a fellow gets rich quick lh"
next (hlng he. wants to do Is to get
Mr. Iinnle Ityriuu Sustains Several
Itnilscs When He Fell to til-omul.
Indian Trail, 1. F. D. No. 1, Jan.
4. Tho other day, while helping Mr.
Loniiie Byrum cover his new home,
Mr. Ransou Rowell fell from a fourteen-foot
scafford, sustaining several
Mr. W. L. Simpson lectured at the
Mill Grove church Sunday evening,
his subject being: "Stick (o Ihe
Bush." The services were in charge
of Mr. Worih Stillwell. Messrs. W.
B. Ford and Simon Wentz also made
Mr. Llovd Bilk, son of Mr. and
Mr. U. T. Belk, of Goose Creek
township, has moved to Georgia,
where he has a good position.
Miss Florence Connell. who is In
school at Wingate, is home for a few
Miss Lillie Hill has entered school
at Monroe. She also plans to study
Messrs. Ernest and James Hill and
Aloiuo Dixon attended the fruit sup
per 4( the home of Mr. W. A. Gar
land, at Mint Hill, Thursday night.
Mr. Roscoe Belk has enlisted In
Mi.1- I'eu'l Hill has as her guests
I aiit Friday Miss Verla Broom of
Stalling and Miss Verla Haigler of
Messrs. Wriston and Walter Hart
se'.l, of Bolklon, were visilors in (he
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dixon
Mrs. C. J. Freeman and little son,
of Charlotte: aud Mrs. Hoyte Howie,
of Monroe, are spending a while w !tl.
their parents, Esq. and Mrs. H. M.
Mr. aud Mri. Tom Richardson
Mr. .and Ms. Billle Vandli-. both of
Monroe, have located In Ihis section.
a EssiNti wik.u r of hog
Each Contestant Conn United a N ickel
! Towards (ho !ilj I'l-ie.
j I From the Lexington Dispatch.)
J. Frank Cameron, one of Denton's
.leading citizens who is about as gen
leralh known in Lexington as in his
ho town, has Jus! killed the chain
pion pork hog of his section. At two
years aud five mouths old, it weighed
j 703 pounds, after having been fed In
tensively for fatiming put-Hses for a
period of only three months.
While it was being fattened a great
'many folks came to see the fine hog
.which was a thoroughbred registered
Duroi-Jersey. A guessing contest
was organized, each peison placing a
nickel in an envelope containing his
guess, the one guessing nearest the
correct weight to set the proceeds.
Ninety-one people made guesses tin
der thi plan. Tyson C. Russell, ami
Howell Elliott, young urn of l'earl
Elliott, each guessed the t xact weiuht
and divided (he prize. The hog meas
ured six feet, four Inches, from Ihe
root of (all to tip if nose, and six
feet, six inches, around Ihe girth.
Mr, .llie Welsh Austin's tirade
Leads in Point of Attendance.
By S. G. HAWFIELD.
In the contest in the grammar
rades to see which room could have
highest percentage of attendance of
he enrollment, the honor oes to the
lower section of the third grade,
which Is taught by Mrs. Allie U'elrh
Austin. The enrollment in this grade
was S ana tne average attendance
was 37, and this gives a percentage
of, 9 7. 3 This, is followed closely
by ivTtss Paf Benton s ' room which
bad a percentage of attendance of
As good as these records art, they
art- surpassed by the oues reported
from the primary department. Miss
Annie Redwine a room, which is the
higher section of the second grade
had a percentage of iMendaiu-e of
O'.bf. The enrollment there was
forty with an average attendance of
39. This was followed by Mis Isa
bel Secrest's room with a percentage
of attendance of SS.lr These are
indeed splendid records and the
looms making them are to be com
mended most highly.
After next week and beginning
January 17, the school will arrange
to rare lor any who has become six
years of age since the opening of
school last fall. 1 lime all parent j
to see to it that these children are
enrolled on the above date, so that
they may get stalled with ih" c!ass.
'The schools have all opened since
the Christmas holidays and have all
reported a splendid attendant v? rec
ords. During the week be-nn!ng
January 10, we shall have lie nii.i
term examination. Here I wisn to
urge upon the parents tne importance
of the children attending at this tiiin
so that there will be no embarrass
ment about promotion. II you are
In doubt about your child consult
with the teacher in charge aul see
v. lint you can do to help in the inat
ler. The high school pupils are begin
ning work on the Iriangl" debate
que.-tion which i.-: "Resolved. That
the Closed Shop System Should l'ie
v a il In American Industry." It is
h"ped that Ihe parents em-ounce
their children lo participate in t'te
preliminary contest. Th- date of
this will be set for soni'ii.ne early
SAYS GOOD ROADS HAVE
BEEN WORTH THE PRICE
Mint-nil Spritics Cm rcMxiiideut
l"raix-s the County Kiuul t'Mii
mivtion for lis Work.
omSES CHANCE IN GAME tJLW
Mineral Springs. R. F. D. No. 1,
Jan. 6. Mi. y iay Walters, of Cas-
sett, s. C, spent the Chribtmas holi
days at the home of his grandfather,
Mr. William Hayes.
Mr. Robert Small has returned to
his home at Kershaw after a visit to
relatives in this seel ion.
Mr. George Carnes made a record
shot some days ago when he killed
two squirrels at one shot with a
twenty-iwo calibre title. The squir
rels were in their bed.
If popular sentiment tuints for
an.vthiug, the legislature will not
haTige the present game law. The
law is fair and Is generally observed.
Tlie period is s..ort for the hunters,
it is true, but we must remember
thai the boll weevil is here, and that
quail are the most bitter enemies of
the pest. Thin we may have the
army worm with us again. Nobody
knows how many of (hese latter pests
were killed by tlie birds. The writer,
upon one occasion, saw a sparrow
eat twenty-two worms ut one meal,
and then tly (iff with one in its mouth
for Its y ,mn ;.
The proposed plan to require the
hunters to pay license will prove un
satisfactory. Th-y license hunters in
Lancaster c; unty, S. C, but only a
small per ien; of the game killers
ever pay tor their sport. They are
liable lor pro eiiition, it is true.
About twenty citizens, who live
along the line, some of them being
passed sixty years of age. have al
ready been indicted for killing rab
bits during the Christmas season;
and so dissatisfied with the law are
the people that the Lancaster legis
lators, so I understand, aie pledged
to secuit its repeal.
The present road commission may
have struck the "rocks," but it can
be said for its credit that a good
work has been none. The rouds are
in the best coi.dit'on ever known, and
even if they did "come high," they
ate worth the price. There Is one
thing certain: People are opposed to
a revival of "free labor;" and as I
ee it.-Novus Homo has the most
feasible plan. That is by direct tax
ation. None but the ignorant and
the chronic tax dodgers can consci
entiously prefer building roads with
taxation rather than bodns; and this
should be the means of raising the
The road commission should seltle
Its obligations the first of every
month. The writer has a friend who
bought oil, quit his farm work, and
worked on the roads, yet has had to
wait four months for his pay. Now
he says his tractor will stay under
the shed no matter how bad the
A marriage of much Interest was
solemnized last Wednesday evtrlng
when Miss Winnie Stranes, daughter
of the late John G. Starnes, became
the bride cf Mi. Sam Hell!. Mrs.
Belk Is a splendid yoiin- lady, and
hosts of friends wl::h her and Mr,
Belk a long and lu.ppy life.
Mr. II. G. Plylcr has re-enlisted ill
SCORES OF I'll El TV GIRLS
LOSE I II TV DOLLARS EACH
Their Dreams of Becoming Movie
Shir Slmlleied lv HlHsllou of
Dreams of becoming movie slurs
are being shattered in the minds of
scores of girls throughout (he middle) will U
Sl Miles of Automobile Hiding Cost
Pound of Cotton.
i From the Marsliville Home.)
Union county's l.SuO automobiles,
which are mostly Fords, represent an
investment of ar. amount equal (o
about one-ihiid of all the hanking re
sources of the county. An auto used
for utility nurpo.-es is a valuable as
set. When the bicycle was first In
troduced it was used only for pleas
ure rides, jusi as tne auto has been
used largely for pleasure. But tid
ing without going anywhere ha be
come an expensive luxury since ii
costs one pound ol lint cotton for
every six miles traveled. The panic
is teaching us how to use the auto
"Strictly Cash" is a ngn that Is
bel ns: put tii in many places of busi
ness since the New Year came in.
Under former living standards par
ents timght their children lo despise
two things debt Mi l povei ty. .Credit
has been to easy for tiip pood of
tiie individual and for Hie county as
A Marseille township f.irniPr
ihlr.ks be h;is s dve the cotton prob
lem for 1!'21. His solution is verv
impI- to quote hipi n: follows: "I
i .v !i2n crop jind will buv
Veteran Han Unique Souvenir.
Owen T. Redwine, native of Davie
county, carries with him set In a
fob, a very unique souvenir of the
World War. It is a piece of (en-inch
shell casing that was taken from Ihe
calf of his leg when he wa wounded
In France on November 9, 19-18, Just
(wo days before Ihe Armistice went
Inlo effect. The piece of Jagged nielal
is bigger than the end of an ordinary
Tis said that immigrants frnt i t?ic
red centers of Europe are "niiic into
this country at lh" i d o (en thou
r.:nd a day. Well next to heaven it
l i.bout Ihe bet place Guy could
we.-i .is a tesuit ol (lie oursting ol , more ron.vi with th ,.. t lo
an alleged promotion bubble at Kan-' intended to inw si in commercial fer
sas City known as Ihe International tilizers." InveMip. fertilber money
Pictures Corporation. ; eotton thai is 'ready In the bale
The scheme, according to federal looks like a goo.: bullies proposl
officers, was simple. An advertise- j tion.
ment, placed in an eastern magazine,! "Wbat are von ringing It for now?"
asked for chqrus girls and leads. The The Home r.'-n asked Mr William
answer came quickly and then, on i Marsh as he put down (he cow bell
beautifully ensraved stationery, the "We are thrornh taking tok " was
applicant were told of a tale of a his replv. Tho row bell has little
trip to California, a chartered yacht charm for the vonnger generation '
that was to sail the South seas, drop hut It brings bark to the older people
anchor at Egypt and cruise Europe memorle of the time when stock ran
waters. The only requisite was a de- at large and every family had a "bell
posit of fifty dollars to "keep away cow." The rattle of the bell helped
cuilosity seekers." (0 locate th? cow when (hey failed
The money came with answers such to come up at milking time. For
as (he following: perhaps more than thirty vrars Uncle
I am nve feet four, aud very . William Marsh ha heen (he first ctt
preiiy. In-toed is $50. izen up a( Marshvllle In the mornings
Then along cartio the agents or Ihe unless somebodv got up lirema
posinfflce department and spoiled the nn.y, and he usually opens up the
i nuiwii ,-v-mes gnu ,n wue store or Marsh-Lee Company abAtt
are under arrest, mid postofflce in- fln hour before the others arrive
spectors siy Ciey hsve ncores of let- Heie's to him oar New Year's greet
ters from girls ambitious to be Hereon iocs with the hope (hit he'll live to
heroines, and ntro the engraved re- ring the cow bell occasionally, for
P''rs- jmnny years to come.